Definition of spokesperson in US English:



  • A spokesman or spokeswoman (used as a neutral alternative)

    ‘a spokesperson for the Scottish Office’
    • ‘Few church spokespersons would say that something must be done or must be stopped ‘because the Bible says so’.’
    • ‘We consider a correct understanding of ethos to be very important when using spokespeople in adverts.’
    • ‘Prepare operations people and company spokespeople for contingencies, and review the purchase of recall insurance or related products.’
    • ‘Moss claims that ministers are spokespersons and representatives of the community, but she does not interrogate how this may affect women in the congregation.’
    • ‘We're doing the same thing with products, their spokespeople and the people we work with and hire.’
    • ‘Our spokespersons attribute European wariness to their experience with mad cow disease, foot and mouth disease, and other food scares.’
    • ‘After all the arguments from media spokespersons who want us to believe their ‘product’ is innocuous, the world is still not flat and nicotine remains addictive.’
    • ‘Museum spokespersons claim that 90 of the strikers have crossed the picket line, and the galleries and other museum facilities are functioning as usual.’
    • ‘Their spokespersons morphed into polished television performers overnight.’
    • ‘We are the best spokespersons to advocate for arts education.’
    • ‘Unlike in other developed countries, artists and academics in the U.S. are not the national spokespersons that sports figures, entertainers and business people are.’
    • ‘No spokesperson would say when the orchestra would arrive, nor would they tell me anything about their schedule or even whether I'd be able to make contact with an orchestra member.’
    • ‘Jane is both an effectively realized individual and a representative figure, a spokesperson for the African American experience from slavery times to the era of the civil rights movement.’
    • ‘I don't like getting on a soapbox, I am not a spokesperson for any of this, I am just an actor - but it is kind of curious.’
    • ‘In an exercise to establish where the power in this conflict was imagined to be located, she had been singled out as the spokesperson.’
    • ‘They had never had a spokesperson, a leader, like this.’
    • ‘But a tribute to this remarkable woman is long overdue, from me as a colleague and friend and as a spokesperson for the journal.’
    • ‘But regulators and legislators do not talk to players; players are not organized, they have no spokespersons.’
    • ‘Of course, the implications of the advertisement are duplicitous and insulting both to the readers and to the portions of society that the spokesperson represents.’
    • ‘From time to time I ring the press office with ideas and give advice to the party spokespersons.’
    second in command, second, number two, subordinate, junior, auxiliary, adjutant, lieutenant, subaltern, assistant, personal assistant, pa, aide, helper, right-hand man, henchman, underling
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